New Rarities : 8th Edition Alternate Face FOIL Test Prints

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New Rarities : 8th Edition Alternate Face FOIL Test Prints

Post by wizard1 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:34 pm

Hi all I am having such a blast at Worlds, I have met a lot of cool people and seen a lot of crazy stuff. In the process I have discovered and aquired 3 new rarities (which brings to light 300+ more new rarities).

They are..... ALTERNATE Frame 8th Edition Test prints. According to the source they printed 3 of each card (non-foil and 2 different foil versions) of the entire 8th Edition set. All I can say right now is that they are BEAUTIFUL and I wished that Wizards had chosen these ones instead of the current ones.

The ones that I have aquired are the following and will be posted once I get back to Toronto either tonight or tomorrow morning!

Adakar Wastes FOIL
Both Versions of Giant Growth FOIL

STAY TUNED!

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Post by magic-belgium » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:39 pm

OMG !

Can't wait to see that !

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Post by wizard1 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:00 pm

I couldnt wait to post them for you guys! Here they are:

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Post by l0qii » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:17 pm

These are beautiful. So where are the rest of them? And why couldn't I have seen these in person when I was there? :(

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Post by berkumps » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:24 pm

Shit, this means I need Drudge Skeletons. And Pickle, you need Shivan :-\'

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Post by magic-belgium » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:51 pm

And I need everything ! >:-(

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Post by Magik321 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:43 pm

Just wondering, how much do you pay for them? Hell I'm interested in them! I'm interested in picking up a card for collection purposes? So at the moment 3 of ech card exists? Or are there more per card?

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EDIT: Theres so many new news this few days, and it gets better and better. =D>

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Post by magic-belgium » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:28 pm

Why is there the unglued symbol on the bottom left of the card ?

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Post by Thrond » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:39 pm

what is the difference between the two Giant growths?

Edit: Got it ;)
First one isn't full foil especially on the textbox?

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Post by Tenacious_Dyl » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:08 am

I like the P/T box on the bottom right of the giant growths!

Maybe they just wanted to show where an expansion symbol WOULD go, but didn't have a symbol for this "test" so just used a previous edition that would also signal "not exactly legal" and chose unglued.

Note too, that the symbol doesn't change colors, Adarkar Wastes is labeled as a common...

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Post by wizard1 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:10 am

I wish I could have gotten more but they were expensive and most of the rest of this print run is owned as a private set collection. As per others there was 2 foil island from the same test print run that also found new owners (2 dealers) during worlds. I had the choice between getting the island (which had the picture as Parallax Tide) or the Adakar Wastes, and as you can tell I chose the Wastes.

Also as per the expansion symbol/rarity designations all of these test prints just had the generic black egg symbol no matter their rarity.

Berkumps: Good luck on ever seeing any more of these. B/c nearly all the rest of them are in the hands of 1 private collector and im damn sure that he/she wont be willing to break the set that they currently own.

Magik321: Lets say I paid a lot for them but in retrospect its a good investment because I now own 33% of the Adakar Wastes print run and 66% of the Giant Growth Print run. Yes only 3 versions of each card was ever produced.

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Post by AzureWinter » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:15 am

I was there when he bought these.
There was also a Island with the picture of parallax tide and the artist name was "Artist Name". All of them as 000/000 as the card number.
First one isn't full foil especially on the textbox?
It's kinda like the old foils, where the picture and textbox isnt foil, whereas the 2nd one is more like timeshift foil.

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Post by dragsamou » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:23 am

wizard1 wrote:. B/c nearly all the rest of them are in the hands of 1 private collector and im damn sure that he/she wont be willing to break the set that they currently own.
Hi.
Well at least,I will get scans :wink:
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Post by wizard1 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:27 am

dragsamou wrote:
wizard1 wrote:. B/c nearly all the rest of them are in the hands of 1 private collector and im damn sure that he/she wont be willing to break the set that they currently own.
Hi.
Well at least,I will get scans :wink:
You know who the private collector is?

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Post by dragsamou » Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:44 am

wizard1 wrote:
dragsamou wrote:
wizard1 wrote:. B/c nearly all the rest of them are in the hands of 1 private collector and im damn sure that he/she wont be willing to break the set that they currently own.
Hi.
Well at least,I will get scans :wink:
You know who the private collector is?
Maybe,one of our Member :wink:
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